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Being clear-eyed about China’s power
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Being clear-eyed about China’s power

  Author: Editors, East Asia Forum There are many anxieties and uncertainties out there in the world about China and its future. In this year’s Pew polling, almost 90 per cent of those surveyed in Japan are anxious about growing Chinese power with only 11 per cent having a favourable […]

Cui tackles false views of economy
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Cui tackles false views of economy

Chinese ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai addresses the 2016 New Year Celebration Gala Dinner of the China General Chamber of Commerce – USA in New York, Jan 19, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua] Clearly upset with the doom-and-gloom views in the West about his country’s economy, Cui Tiankai, the Chinese ambassador […]

Will Nepal once again become a Hindu state?
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Will Nepal once again become a Hindu state?

Author: Pawan Kumar Sen, Leiden University Nepal was constituted as a secular state after the endorsement of the Interim Constitution in January 2007, which was formally ratified in May 2008. The declaration of secularism was taken as a major contribution to the modernisation of a ‘New Nepal’ by religious minorities […]

Malaysia’s troubles just beginning
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Malaysia’s troubles just beginning

Author: Andrew Harding, NUS As it tussles with multiple crises of political legitimacy and governance, Malaysia has reached a decisive point in its more than half-century history as an independent nation. What started as a shocking but not exceptional scandal has turned into a political crisis of unprecedented proportions. This […]